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>> we will have more on the u.s. economy in just a moment. a little bit about our newsmakers program. tomorrow the director of the consumer financial protection bureau is our guest this week. he talks about how the financial marketplace is treating consumers. >> most have been worried about the mortgage market. the mortgage market is clearly the reason the economy blew up in 2008. lots of americans were harmed. it is a market that has been troubled in many respects, both on the lending and servicing side. have just come out with some new mortgage rules. the housing market is starting to recover from the subprime crash. why do you think these rules are going to help the market as opposed to hurt it and limits mortgages? , a couple of things, -- >> a , the samethings things our community banks and credit unions have been doing for a long time, making sure there they lend money person borrowing the money will be able to repay it. they're not being set up to fail, they are being set up to succeed. it was not the norm in the mortgage market in the last decade. place, that back int
are in the books, and tonight we want to look at our economy in transition and how those changes may play out for the rest of this year. >> there is a new leader at the federal reserve. the first female to run the nation's bank. and a job market that looks very much different today than it did just a year ago. >> and that's where we begin tonight. one of the biggest things in the american economy undergoing significant change is the labor market. the unemployment rate is coming down, but the amount of people looking for work is at a record low. those out of work for an extended period of time now have no safety net. >> veronica is caught in the crossfire of the new economy. she is one of the 3 million americans who are out of work for more than a year. that $1200 a month has been an economic lifeline. >> not having that money is devastating. i don't know where i'm going to get money to pay my rent, to buy food, to pay car insurance. it's -- it almost leaves me speechless just trying to articulate what it means not to have that money to fall back on. >> reporter: what's next for her? it's comp
.s. economy and urged congress to raise the debt ceiling, which ends on february 7, the deadline there. the secretary spoke for about 45 minutes. >> welcome, everybody. we are going to go a few minutes later than planned, and we will have a good opportunity for a robust question-and-answer session, so please be thinking of some robust westerns as we go along in our conversation this morning. just a reminder that this is on the record. when you ask questions later on, i will be asking you to identify yourself. if you could turn the ringers off on your cell phones, just put it on stun, whatever setting veryave, that would be helpful to us. since we have a lot to talk about, let's jump right into it. thank you very much for joining us. this feels like an historic week . not quite like a move landing, but we appear to be very close which is anbudget, unusual thing for the united states of america. it is not without a stopgap or so, but it looks like this is going to move fairly quickly. i wonder if you can talk about how this might affect business confidence, consumer confidence, 2014 cale
for them, and which reforms are necessary for a modern economy. in the area tax reform, recognizing the need to simplify and improve the federal tax code. a taxear, we created reform task force to make recommendations on those areas where it intersects state policy. two strong recommendations emerged from that group. one, maintain the exclusion of income for interest earned on municipal bonds. for more than a century, municipal bonds have been used to build this country. they have all been built thanks to the unique status of municipal bonds. federal laws and regulations should not increase issuance costs to states directly or indirectly nor diminished market demand for the bonds issued by state and local government. if infrastructure is a priority for the nation, the tax exempt status of municipal bonds must be preserved. ofewise, the deductibility state and local taxes for federal income taxes part of the federal tax code since its inception more than 100 years ago. eliminating federal deductibility would reverse the historic separation of federal, state, and local taxing authorit
. >> authorities are trying to manage down growth here. there are a lot of risks in this economy. there's overleveraged, there has been a liquidity crunch. this is all by design. we're looking at the expectations today. gdp full-year for 2014. the fourth quarter expected 7.6%, falling 7.8% in the third quarter. 7.5% during that second quarter when we had a bit of a lull. 7.6% is the median estimate 7.7% -- are expecting estimate. we are expecting 7.7%. we have this liquidity crunch in the chinese economy, and it will be interesting to see how accommodative authorities will -- is if growth becomes moderating a bit too fast. the full-year consensus for 2014 is for seven point four percent gdp growth. that would be the slowest full- year pace of growth since 1990. we have talked to many economists and said, this is getting down to that red line acceptable number of authorities for job creation and social stability. saying, this is not something to be too alarmed by. investord to get the and market mindset around the fact that the authorities in china are going to try to control the aspects
time for your investments. what this earning season says about our economy and your chance of landing a job. plus we check out a factory in the rust belt that makes robots. i'm ali velshi, this is "real money." ♪ >> this is "real money." you're the pos most important pt of the show. join us on twitter and facebook. seven years after the bubble burst america's housing market is back on its feet fueled in part by a streak of historically low interest rates. ironically tougher lending standards made it harder for millions of americans to take advantage of those lower rates, and it seems tougher now that rates are rising again. once an upon a time a steady income, a good credit score and some cash for a down payment made it eas easy to buy a home. many people unable to take advantage of good rates from existing homeowners refinancing their mortgages. but recently the banks got a scare. the boom financing of 2013 fell off a cliff in the final three months of the year. america's two biggest home lenders are seeing huge drops of mortgages which sees homes refinance and purchases. we wills
kristine lagard cox about her al look for the economy. then homeland security threats followed by remarks by president obama on the economy and efforts to boost manufacturing. >> thursday treasury secretary jack lew speaks about the economy and even hosted by the council on foreign relations. live coverage at 8:30 a.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> environmental protection agency testifies about the president's climate change policy. live coverage starting at 9:15 a.m. eastern on c-span -- c-span three. >> as the president for stated in march and reemphasized tuesday night the goal of the united states in afghanistan pakistan is to disrupt, dismantle, and the to al qaeda and its extremist allies in a prevent his return to brunt -- prevent its return to both countries. stabilizing afghanistan as necessary to achieve this overarching goal. >> robert gates served two presidents as defense secretary. cia director. friday's 6:30 a.m. eastern, and live book tv the event. secretary gates talks about his management in the wars in iraq in afghanistan. and then a few weeks women's history for beginne
for the economic dominance and of the economy. trade freedom has been proved -- improved by over 50 points. that shows in some areas they are liberalizing. of government spending, those numbers went in the opposite direction. you have these factors and you can see how they match up by andg some things this way china basically is a mixed bag. overall, where they seem to be getting worse is freedom from i think if you follow the stories of china, that's not a big surprise. better anding much investment freedom and a little better in monetary and business freedom. it's a mixed bag. question,your first is this the model? i don't think it is. the real thing is the model. if you want to do it right, do it right. that is what the data shows. china is a political case. historically, it has some kind of unique factor going on that i think would be hard to replicate even culturally and politically as a model for others. this is not necessarily having in mind democracy. even the political culture of china and the one-party state in the authoritarian political culture is not something that seems to me
'll be speaking about the economy, the next steps for financial reform and his department's international agenda. john bussey of "the wall street journal" will moderate the discussion. we expect this event to get under way in just a moment. live coverage here on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> again, awaiting remarks from treasury secretary jack lou this morning -- jack lee this morning -- jack lew this morning. he'll be talking about the next steps for financial reform. he'll be introduced by john bussey of "the wall street journal." coming up on capitol hill today, the u.s. senate will gavel in at 10 eastern taking up consideration of a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. the house passed the measure with bipartisan support yesterday, 359-67. live coverage, as always, of the u.s. senate and the house on the c-span networks. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> while we wait for remarks from treasury secretary jacob lew this morning, yesterday the head of the international monetary fund, christine lagarde, said the world economy looks like it's
on this. they cannot contribute to the economy of their community. ift is why they are thinking i'm going to have a vibrant community in my city or state, i want economic growth and somehow we have to get more and more money on main street. they don't put a lot of money into main street and i think people not recognize that the minimum wage is one of the tools that we have to use. idea that you still need to upon 1950wage based wages, that this is your business plan? in 2014, your business land is to continue to pay 1950 wages. is to paysiness plan 1950 wages. you are creating problems for there is workers -- for those workers, and their children. .t becomes imperative he shows the combination of the youfits and the wages and don't get above the poverty line. oppose the people who the minimum wage also opposed to benefits. that is why they are not here today. wagedon't want to give a to those who go to work every day, bust their tails to provide services, products, whatever to the community. they don't want to help lift them up with additional benefits but they won't help them with the wa
are not out of the woods completely. we still have a lot more to do to keep our economy growing. if you look at the last half year, the trend of economic statistics, job strategies, confidence have been strong. it's been strong across sectors and there is potential for more growth in key areas. i think the mood in washington makes a difference in two different ways. the policy actually matters. the budget agreement which is being implemented through these appropriation bills takes away some of the drag from the economy. that matters. going from policies that push back economic growth to creating economic energy help. but the question of business as usual versus dysfunction is extremely significant. just a few months ago we had a government shutdown. we were in the midst of a crisis over the borrowing authority of the united states. and it was very undermining of confidence. the reason we are not out of the woods completely is that as long as we have so many americans looking for work, our job is to focus on more jobs. we still have deadlines looming in washington. our borrowing authority run
about the positive she sees in the world economy in 2014. she cites the u.s. budget deal as one step towards stabilizing the economy. on the national press club, this is an outward. [applause] >> now for our guest today, she is the first woman at the helm of the international monetary fund and the first woman to hold a finance minister job in a g7 country. christine lagarde has led the imf for two and a half years during which time she has been a -- european economic crisis. when she took over the job headquartered in washington ms. lagarde was not you knew. she attended holton arms school in bethesda and worked at the u.s. capital as an aide to then represented william cullen where she helped him correspond with this french-speaking constituents during the watergate hearings. [laughter] a one-time member of the french national synchronized swimming team and devoted antitrust labor lawyer, madam lagarde became the first chairman of the law firm baker mckenzie. early in her career at the job interview law firm impairs she was told she would never become partner because she was a woman
jobs, or opportunity, what we can do to make our economies more competitive, what we can do to boost income, job creation in all three countries. nafta has been an unqualified success, and one of the side effects is the strength and political relationship between all three countries where on issue after issue after issue there is a strength in partnership were not only we're working together, but getting a lot farther faster than any of us could have ever hoped 20 years ago. we had an opportunity to discuss security and management, infrastructure. we had the opportunity to talk about regulatory cooperation, all things that can help used job creation. this remains a significant priority for canada. we look forward to continued preparation for a successful summit. we appreciate the significant leadership from the president of mexico and the speed of reforms that have taken place in his first year in office. remarkable. we had a strong relationship with the calderon administration. i want to thank you, john, for the significant american leadership with respect to the palestinian-israeli
or facebook. now least week i told you about conflicting signals in our economy. today i'm going to give a little more to chew on. every monday thomson reuters combines to see consumer sentiment. despite signs of a growing economy, many question whether the economy is growing enough or fast enough to raise income levels for average americans in 2014. now we saw examples of that during the holiday season i in 2013, well, sales were up from 2012, but they weren't very profitable because retailers discounted so deeply to attract customers. stores made less money on those sales. on friday we learned that ups made less money because of a slew of failed christmas package deliveries cutting into its bottom line. all those shoppers holding out for last minute deals over the holiday season may prove too costly for american businesses in the end. we don't know yet what is driving this cautious consumer behavior. if americans can sense storm clouds on the horizon, then they pull back on spending. just think of it as an economic storm cloud forming over the ocean far from the shore. we're not sure i
disagreements on the best way to grow our economy and create jobs for americans that are ready to and willing to work. we should be able to agree on a core principle. we should stand by those who are struggling and never leave anyone out in the cold. all too often this is exactly what happens in washington for reasons most would find inexcusable. it is the same old political game being played with food stamps. the house of representatives would like to cut $40 billion over 10 years. they would have us all believe that they are cutting ways to cut fraud, abuse, end free rides on the taxpayers' dime, but the reality is when you are cutting food stamps, you are just taking food off the table of families in this country. taking food out of the mouths of hungry children. taking food away from seniors who are on fixed incomes. for veterans who gave their lives for this country and everything for this country who are at a time of need. that is who you are taking food away from. it makes me angry because all we hear from the other side is that those on government assistance are somehow scamming the s
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. investing in infrastructure is a key part of our long-term economic plan to make sure that britain's economy can be a success now and the future. we have seen major investment in the southeast, all delivering new services and i can tell him that between 2015 and 2020 were planning to invest over 56 billion on roads, rail and local transport. and it's important that it is three times as much as the plane investment in hs2. so to those who fear that a just to will take all the investment enabled. three times as much will be spent elsewhere. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, rbs are expected to ask the government to approve bonuses over 100% on -- does the prime minister think that's acceptable? >> what i can tell the children about rbs is will continue with their plans for rbs that seem bonuses come down by 85%, that it's in the bonus ball at one-third of the level that it was under labour, and i can confirm today that just as we've had limits on cash bonuses of 2000 pounds of rbs, issued an last year, we will do the same next year as well. >> mr. speaker, i think we can all agree wit
will stay with the french economy and pro-business policies that do not please everyone. they called him a lap dog for businesses on their front page. during the press conference they said that he kissed the left goodbye. that he has officially abandoned the left. the right-leaning papers says not to be tricked by him, that this is a trap and he is pretending to have converted to a new kind of socialism but he is still pretty much the same. >> there is, of course, a massive difference in what the french call the anglo-saxon press. some of the u.k. papers have been getting very hot under the collar over the whole thing. >> absolutely. some focused on what he did not say. the guardian called it a very french affair, that he had so much to say about everything except the one thing that everyone wanted to know about. you can get the sense that the foreign media is disappointed that he was not grilled more. the daily telegraph said that it was an elephant in the room and that his media conference wrought no satisfaction. one reporter called it bumbling and interminable, another one calling it
on the economy was over, and -- was overshadowed by questions about his personal life. >> and questions about bowling. one year after battery fires grounded the fleet. welcome to countdown. i am mark barton. >> and i am anna edwards. reporters are standing by across the world. they are ready to deliver the stories that will inform your day. report on thes to president's struggle to keep his private life private. >> and how this veggie may have helped over the holidays. and the private equity firm may be hungry for a taste of one of the top companies. that story ahead. and what it will take to monetize sports franchises. >> some of the big inner views that are coming up on bloomberg television. we are meeting with some of the heavy hitters. first, the ceo of the u.s. team in brooklyn. we will be with him on countdown. ahead is the nba face-off in london against the atlanta hawks. >> and we look at how car racing is going global with the infinity red bull team. plus, we talk more with the chief commercial officer for the arsenal team. he talks about how he is working to promote the team to win
a corner after the financial crisis which should support growth in developing economies. the world bank warned that prospects are vulnerable to the impact of the fed tapering which could push up interest rates. and it knows that brazil, india, turkey and indonesia are the most at risk from the withdrawal of that stimulus. >>> the central bank is expected to raise rates for the seventh straight time today in brazil. some traders are predicting 50 basis points. the president has been struggling to balance growth risk and rising prices. now we're joined by didier st. george. >> good morning. >> good morning. good to have you on the on show. we have we have to be selective about how we tackle emerging markets this year and how we invest in them. how are you weighting your portfolio this year towards emerging markets? where specifically should we be focusing? >> as you suggest, indeed, last year has taught a lot of investors a lesson that in some cases it is possible that you have all the fundamental merits and still be hammered by profit taking in a lot of ways. this being said, we are a fe
lead to real reform like work requirements and real savings for taxpayers. truly free economies do not subsidize industries, including farming. our domestic agenda highlights a need for elimination of fannie mae and freddie mac. a free economy should not have a firm with i am police at this time backing of government -- implicit. when government grants advantage to one firm, that firm inevitably lobbies government to keep its privileged status, shutting out healthy competition. even worse the firm could make poor decisions and cost taxpayers billions of dollars. in the area of regulatory efficiency pair haj would start with repeal of obamacare and unwanted parts of dodd-frank. that sound too radical? how about base being reforms about sunsetting regulation so congress reviews them every pass every few years. or pass something like the raines act where officials in congress have to approve regulation instead of unaccountable bureaucrats. right to work from coast to coast would be a step forward for labor freedom, another element examined in the index of economic freedom. even michig
come with the economy and fuel in the parliament in europe feel threatened by the nsa operating from the us germany or anywhere in the world to gather and store data on the european people. o it's been five pm. this is the european problem and must be sold on the european level oh okay ish. cruise the opposition wants to hear specifics from the chancellor in parliament as soon as possible. morales who spoke earlier to alexander gough long stores and straws for he's a member of the european parliament for the liberal free democrats. we first asked what options europe might have a response to american spy because of all we need to try to find a united position despite perhaps objections from the united kingdom that may then take the exceptional role as the tumble one and number two that we need to discuss all the agreements we have with the americans second son the date of european citizens like for example the passenger name records agreements that this was a dream and i've already mentioned dentist a green and full of data that that generates in commercial transactions. so all of th
/realmoney. i told you about conflicting signals in our economy my, today i will give you more to chew on, every month thompson reuters teams up. their latest results show sentiment taking a dip in january and driving that dip are middle and lower income families concerned about jobs and pay. today we got new figures showing more job openings in november than at any time since 2008. despite signs of a growing economy, many question whether the economy is growing enough or fast enough to raise income levels for average american says in 2014. we saw examples of that during the holiday season in 2013. sales were up from 2012 but weren't very profitable because retailers discounted so deeply to attract customers. sales were strong enough, but stores made less money on those sales. on friday we learned that u.p.s. made less money because i've slew of failed christmas packages deliveries cuting in to its bottom line. all those shoppers holding out for steep discounts and last deals over the holiday season may have proved too do of thely to americas businesses in the end. we development know what yet i
the economy from taking off? tonight on "crossfire." >>> welcome to "crossfire." i'm s.e. cupp on the right. >> and i'm stephanie cutter on the left. in the "crossfire" tonight one was a labor secretary, the other was a governor. presidents have a long history of taking action when congress won't move. no one disagrees that we had a strong economy under president clinton, but when congress refused to act clinton took executive action. that's just what we saw president obama do today in north carolina. >> where i can act on my own without congress, i'm going to do so. today i'm here to act, to help make raleigh/durham and america a magnet for the good high-tech manufacturing jobs that a growing middle class requires where it's going to continue to keep this country on the cutting edge. >> of course, we can do more when congress does act, and the president has bipartisan legislative proposal to create 45 of those high-tech hubs the president was talking about all over the country, but getting republicans in congress to move on it is like getting teenagers to listen to their parents. the presi
the economy in almost five years. that is what a bloomberg poll is showing. 30% say it is stable and only -- they believe the global economy is deteriorating. industrialf the nation led by the united states. i want to bring in peter cook. my guest hosts in this hour those polls seem to be pretty optimistic. >> pretty optimistic. sunshine shining on the world economic forum. announced to emerging economies and gross ross s due to developed economies, advanced economies, particularly the united states. the poll really suggests there is confidence not only in the united states among investors but also around the world. the idea the u.s. is the best market opportunity, 46% of the european union). we were not seen these numbers a few years ago. confidence in the u.s. in particular at a time when there are still a lot of country who are not feeling good about the economy. there is a disconnect. bloomberg subscribers versus the average american. a poll showed 70% think the u.s. economy is in relatively poor shape. investors think they are right in terms of what is driving this . >> it depends on
the global forecast. the imf has updated its outlook, saying the world economy will grow at a rate of 3.7% in 2014. what are the bright spots and where are the areas for concern? little while -- a ago with the imf's chief economist. is the global economy finally picking up speed? >> it is. as you know, the growth forecast for this year, 3.7% for the world, as opposed to 3% lasted. great? no. not yet. >> what are you still worried about? not.7% is good, but it is good enough to make a big dent in unemployment. unemployment is still very high. goll, a lot of room to forward. we are not there yet. risks.still >> which economies are you worried about? >> there is no question, it is sovereign europe. they have a tough time. they are doing better. they need to get back to higher activity. they need to be more competitive. they need to take care of their fiscal issues. whileis is difficult doing well in terms of exports. internal demand is weak. banks, fiscalak consolidation. they are making it. we predict positive growth for these countries this year, but a long time to go. >> how about china
will discuss volatility in emerging economies, and youth unemployment. two major problems that are facing the global economy. on thursday, iran's president hassan rouhani will give a speech. he will be followed by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, a critic of iran. observers say attention is focused on what the two leaders will say -- will have to say about iran's nuclear development program, and also the efforts to resolve the syrian conflict. japan's prime minister shinzo abe will talk about his economic policy wednesday in a keynote speech to the opening session. the four-day meeting wraps up on saturday. >>> the thai government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency starting wednesday, covering bangkok and the surrounding areas. but so far, the situation in the region seems to have changed little. dhra dhirakaosal has the story. >> the newly declared state of emergency in and around the capital seems to have had no effect so far. protesters are still occupying major roads, intersections, and business districts. the day after the government announcement demonstrators are stil
. >> we hope as the economy improves and tell our story and as more information comes out about why we did what we did appreciate andl understand what we did was necessary and in the interest of the broader public. >> are chief washington correspondent was at the event today and he had an exclusive interview with one of the chairman's top lieutenants. time to thek in financial crisis. >> that's right. he was then the vice chairman for one of bernanke's closest confidant as they steered through policy. he was one of the people president obama considered to replace ben bernanke and i sat down with him after the event to get his take on how history will treat an bernanke. goi think ben bernanke will down as one of the great federal reserve chairman in history. was presented with a terrible situation. by the time he became chairman and 2006, the cycle is close to peaking. house rises were starting to go down and in the middle of the year, the israeli could have done about it. he was presented with a very serious situation and he brought knowledge off his the depression, his experience thinking
-hye asked chinese leaders to build a monument while on a visit to beijing. >>> china's economy is once again showing some momentum. biz team ron madison is here with more on that. ron? >> investors have really been waiting for those numbers to come out, gene, to get more sense of direction about where the chinese economy is headed. so officials there have tallied up their figures or economic growth and come in slightly above expectations. the figure is higher than the target of around 7.5%. china's national bureau of statistics say gross domestic product grew by 7.7% compared with a year earlier. nhk world has more from beijing. >> chinese consumers have opened up their wagates. they've spent more on big ticket items such as cars and helped drive growth of gdp to beat the target. the recovery of the global economy benefited. the people who keep track of gdp say they're on the right course. >> translator: the data show that china's economy is growing steadily and developing in the right direction. >> reporter: but some analysts question whether exports can continue to expand at the current ra
to interfere in different ways but i think we have to see changes -- >> we live in a winner take all economy. if you come up with a great idea, you can become a billionaire globally. if you have great tech experience are great skills that people want, you can get a great job. if you don't, life is tough because there is a lot of people who don't have experience looking for work who may be replaced by technology. i think we can be part of a solution. the hotel goes to different parts of the world whether it is africa or south asia or southeast asia, brooklyn, and we open a hotel and we create jobs. we create entry level for people who don't necessarily have experience but the great thing ofut the hotel is it is one those industries where people start out behind a desk and they can get very senior jobs over the course of their career. >> wall street banks have often been targets of the 99%. stanley ceo james gorman says the economy is a big factor in public mistrust of the banks. >> this is the most damaging financial crisis since the depression or maybe before that. you have all the home fore
obama talks about the economy today and i didn't hear any new ideas. i heard more inequality and class warfare and spread the wealth. nothing pro-growth. meanwhile, america's losing its economic freedom. we're dropping out of the top ten to twelfth place in the heritage foundation "wall street journal" survey. new regs from health care, finance and energy all caused that plunge. insurance companies are worried about the low percentage of healthy young people signing up for obamacare. they are also worried about the low total overall but unfortunately, they're comforted by a federal bailout that looms larger and larger. all those stories and much more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." we're live here at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. now, in his first cabinet meeting of 2014, president obama called for all hands on deck to help promote and maintain the economic recovery. topping his agenda, it appears that it's economic equality and extending long-term unemployment benefits. the president said he
the they will step in with the funding. the economy needs us as we will chose -- closer to chinese new year. if you see red, it means the currency is weakening. the dollar-yen is reversing three days of gains against the u.s. dollar. is 8821 u.s.llar cents. the euro has not really done a lot the past two days. of lastt the level friday. not exactly some big catalysts right now. >> just locked in that range it would seem at the moment. thank you, david. let's take about one less company that is making headlines -- lenovo. is confirming reports that is in takeover talks but we don't know who with whom. >> we have an idea. >> they're referring to third- party -- >> they are in talks that confirm that. it could be anybody. that ibm's -- business is up for grabs. of the sources that would not be named. it is the low-end ibm server unit that is ready to sign the deal within weeks. talks have broken down over the price. it has been 2.5-$4 billion. most amount and lenovo wanted the least. there are talks about how much it will be sold for. services ofude the this. "wall street journal" put in the counterbi
. >>> japan's central bank is out with the latest assessment of the economy. and ron madison is here following those details. >> that's right, data out today setting some good positive signals about the state of the japanese economy. machinery orders for one rising for a second month, gene. now a new report in the bank of japan shows the improving economy is being felt throughout the country. the report uses the word recovery in its assessment of aum nine regions of japan. the boj released report after branch managers from across the nation held their quarterly meeting. the bankers gave an improved assessment of corporate activity in four of the nine regions and attribute the increase to recovering overseas demand, especially for autos. they say consumer spending in four regions rose thanks to last-minute purchases of new chars before the consumption tax hike. they also made an upward provision due to an increase in over time payments. the recovery in the global economy is having a positivism pangt on investment in china. foreign direct investment in 2013 rose for the first time in two years.
is the problem. the economy that taught generation after generation this nonsense on on economics, people have to understand why free markets work and why lisht is a moral issue and why it's good -- liberty is good and not a moral issue. >> you did run for president under the republican party mantle. you served in congress for many years as a republican. where does it go? what would your advice be at the time republican party? >> it's sort of irrelevant because there is no competition. you have two parties. but do the third and the fourth parties ever get in the debates? do they get a fair shake? they can't even get on ballots. so we go over and kill people in the middle east to make sure they have elections. then they have an election we don't like it, so we get rid of the guy that we had elected. in this country you don't have a fair shake at all. whether it's the major media or anything else, there's no fair shake. does the green party get a fair shake? does the libertarian party get a fair shake? the majority of the american people don't care about the republicans and the democrats. oh yea
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and hear from the ceo. >>> and we'll talk to the mayor of hoosier state where the economy is surging. and the landing club has done it again. we'll share their secret. ali velshi is reporting from davos, i'm david shuster, and this is "real money." >> this is "real money," and you are the most important part of the show. join our lives conversation on twitter and facebook. there is intriguing news today with the mega retailer target. it did not involve that breach of credit cards, but it is another public relations headache. the company announced it is going to end health comfortable for all it's part time workers more than 36,000 people. they say its good news for those workers because by targets own admission there are better coverage options better on state and federal insurance exchanges now that obamacare is up and running. the new healthcare exchanges are gaining in popularity. as of three weeks ago, 2.2 million people had signed up since enrollment started in october. the department of health and human services estimate 79% of all enrollees expected plans with financial assist
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and the economy was topic of discussion of both addresses. we will hear from president obama and then from the republicans. >> hi, everybody. this week i visited a company in raleigh, north carolina that helps make electric motors that cut harmful carbon pollution. i stopped by n.c. state university where engineers are set to develop the technology further. it is part of my push to make america more attractive for the jobs that the middle class requires. increasingly, we are. thanks in part to all of our strategy, for the first time in nearly two decades we produce more oil at home that we buy from the rest of the world. we generate more natural gas than anybody. health care costs are growing at their slowest rate in 50 years and since i took office, we have cut our deficits by more than half. we are primed to bring back more of the jobs claimed by the recession and lost to overseas competition recent decades. that requires a year of action. i want to work with congress this year on proven ways to create jobs, like building infrastructure and fixing our immigration system. where congress i
of the administration. that plan include targeting of carbon emissions, decreasing fuel economy standards, and engaging the international community to address climate change. california senator barbara boxer chairs the committee. the committee hearing is about three hours. good morning, everybody. i would panel to take their seats. i would ask senator udall to sit at the end. he will introduce us to a member of the second panel, but knowing his schedule, he said we would allow him to go first. we also want to note senator imhoff, one of the great members of this committee, has to run to his -- be a ranking member in his armed services committee. so he will so he's going to leave, preserve his early bird status and come back. all right. so before we can do our opening statements, senator udall, we want you to be able to go to your next appointment so please, go right ahead. to be able to go to your next appointment so please go right ahead. >> thank you, senator boxer. good morning to the committee. i appreciate an opportunity to introduce a member of your second panel. but a man who looms large in our
the economy are overshadowed by his affair. >> shares in the uk's largest luxury goods maker surged as its digital presence delivers. good morning. you are watching "the pulse." we are live from bloomberg's european headquarters here in london. >> this is the big interview of the day. we have some big interviews, bringing you and talking about global business of sport. there is a big event going on downstairs with some of the leading minds in the sporting world. >> two of the top attendees will join "the pulse" today. one is the principle of the red bull formula one team. hims chief executive called his ideal successor. this is the guy they could be running f-1. red bull has dominated the circuit in the past few years. we have seen changes to the rules coming on the horizon. the 2013 car will look very different from the 2014 cars. big rule changes. we will talk to him about that. >> we are also going to be joined by the chief commercial officer of arsenal, tom fox. he will explain how he is working to promote the club to an international fan base. >> we will also hear from the ceo of the
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in yesterday -- in washington yesterday. >> now that the global economy looks more stable, the big priority for policymakers from 14 isoint of view in 20 going to be to fortify the feeble global recovery and make it sustainable. >> let's get to our next guest. he's a portfolio manager at janus europe fund. we hear from christine lagarde. deflation is something that is less worse -- much worse than inflation. is there a danger the european central bank is taking it too lightly? >> i think what they're doing is prudent. they are establishing a lot of monetary ease, but they are focused on monetary transmission. $10 trillion in the last five years across all central banks, and all of that money is being parked in bank reserves. it is not productive. it is not reaching the sme's, and the businesses that do employment. what draghi is fixated on is really trying to accelerate monetary transmission. >> it is also a mandate. he can go a little bit beyond what people thought he would've done on the basis of that. when you look at deflation, if euro,ok at the high certain days, we look like we are in
system due in part to over leverage. there has been a bit of a cash crunch in this economy as lending has been tightened. already nine provinces have set lower gdp targets for this year from last year's targets, indicating their margin orders have been ratcheted down for less emphasis on gdp growth. gdp growth for the full year 2013 rose in line with the of 7.7% as well. but it is the forward-looking numbers that we really want to look at. the median estimate of economists for 2014 full-year growth is for 7.4%. 7.4%means from 7.7% to will see some weakening, continued weakening. that will be the slowest pace of annual growth since 1990. the other december data suggesting that the growth momentum is definitely waning. industrial production in december rising 9.7% below the median forecast and also fixed assets, urban investment also below estimates and 19.6%. cumulative. that is a 12-month or year. retail sales were in line with the median estimate of 13.6%. there were plenty of risks in this economy. take for example new home prices which soared last month. decemberre than 15% in , led by
at the key areas during his time in the white house. the economy, the middle east, and the scandal that would mar his second term. it's all straight ahead on a second look. >>> hello everyone and welcome to a second look. i'm frank somerville. tomorrow january 20th marks the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of george herbert walker bush as the 44th president of the united states. that also means that it's been a quarter of a century since the end of 1988 of ronald reagan's two terms as the 40th president. on that day, george watson began a three part series looking back at the reagan years. and here's part one of that series. >>> upon rising to the leadership of their representative countries, winston churchill told the people of his country to expect blood, tears and sweat. when ronald reagan was first sworn in as president of the united states he said americans must stand tall once again. that was what the country apparently wanted to hear. historians will rightfully want to take their time before evaluating the legacy of the reagan years. but one thing is certain, the man brought supre
green shoots and one can feel these economies beginning to grow. also very importantly i think we've seen some slowing of growth rates in some of the higher emerging growth countries which again seem to be now recovering a little bit, not dramatically but they are recovering. and i think the huge dangling debit of the instability in the financial system certainly seems to be working its way up. of course that's terribly important for confidence. >> the key phrase you mentioned something that takes us off track. you're a risk assessor. what takes us off track or potentially could take us off track? >> well i think, to be honest, i think political instability in some countries could take us off track where the right prudential policies are not being pursued. i think could take us off track. i think if you take, for example, the uk, where we are making good progress, but if the pressure is taken off, reducing deficits and government debt, at any stage, that could take us off track. >> what about the risks from within your own business, the insurance business, having to chase higher y
will not be a drag on the economy to the degree that it has been is a plus. it means more growth and more jobs. there are other reasons, but that is a key one. host: what is the growth prediction? guest: if we look at the growth valuables that we produce, that has been growing roughly two percent every year since the economic recovery began. in 2013.wo percent i expect growth this year of culture to three percent, that is again with gdp, and again in 2015 with four percent growth. it is good enough that i think we should all in general feel much better about things a year or two down the road. >> what does that -- host: what does that mean, then, for jobs? what type of jobs will see growth? will mean more jobs, to give you a context, in 2014 we created 2.2 million jobs. that is what we created in 2012 as well. expect 2.2 5 million jobs. a lot of the additional job growth, i think, will come from another additional source of growth that is gathering momentum, which is the housing market. it has been in recovery for almost two years and i think we ,ill see a lot more activity with more construct
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